If you’ve had your gardening with black plastic tips up until now, you will need to learn a few new tricks in your repertoire. Get ready to switch from the traditional plastic to green. Let me help you get started.
There are many ways that you can use this year to make your garden soil more versatile and better for your plants. In fact, you can do so many things that you won’t even be aware of it at first. Since plastic is known to be very hard on plants, why not do so with soil? Plus, it’s a practical way to improve your garden when there are no mulch layers of any kind in the ground.
As a first step, consider some topsoil instead of your old garden soil. Topsoil has been proven to be more comfortable than regular soil, making it an excellent choice for you. No digging or trenching of any kind is required.
To get topsoil, select a container with drain holes, and add a couple of inches of sand, peat, or perlite. Do this in the spring. Give it a couple of weeks to settle, then water and let it dry out. Do not bury it, because it will be fine.
After the plastic tips have dried out, you’re ready to work with them. As with traditional plastic, you have two choices. You can either use a sprayer or do it by hand. In fact, I highly recommend using a sprayer.
You may not realize it, but you need to water the garden a lot more often than normal. Not only does the average gardener forget to water his or her garden, but most of us also tend to forget to water our plants in the summer. Let me assure you that spraying your plants with water will ensure that they receive enough water.
Choose a day that’s sunny, cool, and not windy. You don’t want your plants to grow too much as a result of too much sun. This is particularly true for herbs like garlic and lemongrass. I find it important to air them out before spraying them with water.
Now, you’ll need to choose a reputable organic garden sprayer. The sprayer doesn’t need to be a professional-grade one. In fact, you can buy a low-quality one for around $15. Go for a good brand name like those made by Grecian Gardens, Delos, and Wilton.
Spray the leaves, stems, and flowers of your herbs and other plants to ensure that they will have beautiful results. A high-quality sprayer with a fan makes it easy to get the job done. If you’re using water, be sure to use it in places where the plant can actually get it. Besides the pots, the best place to water a black plastic tip is where it emerges from the ground, from above the pot, so the water can have access to the roots of the plant.
Black plastic tips are some of the easiest to irrigate in the ground. When choosing your plants, keep in mind that you should always have something more root-bound than something but less than a full foot.
To use the black plastic for gardening with, make sure you keep an eye on your watering schedule, and if you have a plan to put your plants in a bed, make sure to choose a soil that works with it. This makes it easier for the plants to build strong roots.